Steam Deck: getting closer to launch, the first compatible games are already known

11-15-2021 Steam Deck POLICY RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY VALVE

Steam Deck was one of the most anticipated devices of the year 2021, so much so that it was supposed to launch in December, but it had to be delayed to 2022 due to the industry-wide component shortage. The next date chosen was the second half of February and, while expectations grow, as the date approaches, more details are known regarding the games that can be played on the new console. The place SteamDB, which works as a platform database Valve, made public a list of the titles that will be compatible.

With the idea that the largest amount of content in your catalog can run on your device, Valve distributed dev kits to different teams to test their games on the Steam Deck to see which ones run smoothly and which ones have issues. The list of compatible games was made public this week, it is updated live and for now it contains 42 titles.

The 42 games supported by the Steam Deck so far are as follows: Portal 2, Hades, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Celeste, Hollow Knight, Dishonored, Risk of Rain 2, Cuphead, Castle Crashers, Psychonauts 2, Webbed, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY Edition, Noita, DARK SOULS III, Gunfire Reborn, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, Tetris Effect: Connected, Total War: WARHAMMER II, Death’s Door, Manifold Garden, Into The Breach, DEATH STRANDING, The Messenger.

To those confirmed titles are added: APE OUT, Record of Lodoss War-Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-, Mad Max, Ghostrunner, FINAL FANTASY, Guacamelee! 2, Rogue Legacy 2, Super Mega Baseball 3, DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin, Circuit Superstars, Eastward, SCARLET NEXUS, Remnant: From the Ashes, Sable, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED, Tunche, RAD Y Twelve Minutes.

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It is important to remember that there four different categories regarding Steam Deck compatibility. First are the verified, which are the games that run smoothly and are listed above. Then there are those who are considered playable, that although they can be executed in the system, they present some inconveniences, among them is, for example, The Witcher 3.

On the other hand, there are the not compatible, which do not work on the Steam Deck. There are currently five titles in the database that will not be playable on the handheld: Persona 4 Golden, Job Simulator, theBlu, Arizona Sunshine Y Budget Cuts.

The last category contains the games that have not yet been tested so it is not known how they work on the device. Still, Valve has already noted that the status of each game can change over time. As the launch approaches, which is scheduled for next month, information will be known about its features and the titles that players will be able to enjoy on Valve’s handheld console.

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